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Global Health: The 10 year Ghana Experience James Aikins, MD FACS, FACOG Associate Professor Cooper Medical School of Rowan Univ. Medical Director /Founder.

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1 Global Health: The 10 year Ghana Experience James Aikins, MD FACS, FACOG Associate Professor Cooper Medical School of Rowan Univ. Medical Director /Founder International Healthcare Volunteers Inc

2 A F R I C A

3 International Healthcare Volunteers, Inc.  Established in 2001  501c non-profit organization  To provide medical services to women and their families in underserved areas  To facilitate educational opportunities to healthcare providers in underserved areas

4 Goals of the Organization  To provide medical and surgical services to underserved regions of Africa,Caribbean South America and Asia  Institute ongoing medical education seminars for healthcare professionals  Provide support for Undergraduate and graduate physician training in underserved areas.

5 IHCV Medical Mission Team 2002

6 IHCV Medical Mission Team 2009

7 IHCV Medical Mission Team 2012

8 IHCV Medical Mission (2 weeks) YearTotal PatientsMajor Surgical Procedures DaysVolunteers

9 Volunteers  Medicine  ID  GI  Pediatrics  Surgery  Gynecologist  GYN oncology  MFM  Anesthesiology  Urogynecology  Nurse anesthetist  Dentist  Dental Assistant  Nurses  Resident Physician  Medical Students  Senior Volunteer  Junior Volunteers

10 Medical Mission 2012  Regional Coast  Metropolitan Coast  Apam  Mankessim- Fistula Hospital  KNUST Kumasi  LaGeneral Hospital

11 P R O G R A M S  Primary Care Pediatrics Medicine OB/GYN Dental Screening  Specialized Care MFM GYN Oncology Surgical Oncology GI ID/HIV  CME/Didactics  Outreach Cape Coast Orphanage Blood Drive BP screening Community Media - Primary Prevention

12 F I R S T S I T E

13 INITIAL SURGERY SITE

14 FIRST CLINIC DAY

15 PEDIATRIC CLINIC

16 IHCV Clinical Sustainable Projects  Cervical Cancer Screening Project  Colon Cancer Screening Project  HIV Screening and Prevention Program

17 WHO  Cervical Cancer 2 nd most common Cancer in developing countries  World wide 500,00 new cases/year  80% of cervical cancer occurs in developing countries  25% occurs in Africa

18 Cervical Cancer Screening Program  Pap smears not in existence in Ghana  2009 – Workshop/Colposcopy cervical Ca screening  Continued screening, colposcopy of HR HPV patients  Cryotherapy  Cone biopsy

19 Cervical Cancer Screening  2009 – 2012 (10 days/year)  Sites: Cape Coast/Kumasi  Total Screened 310 Ages yrs HR HPV +35(11%) Colposcopy/Bx25 ○ CIN I 17 ○ CIN II 6 ○ CIN III 2 ○ Cancer 0 ○ Pending 10

20 OPERATING ROOM

21 Case GO Exp. Lap – TAHBSO debulking - Chemotherapy - Currently NED after 4 Courses of Chemo

22 IHCV Sustainable Educational Arm  Partners University of Cape Coast – School of Medical Sciences ○ CME Attendings House Officer Nursing ○ Didactic program for 4 th and 5 th year Medical students Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital ○ Oncology Fellowship

23 Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

24 Cape Coast Orphanage  Orphans due to AIDS 160,000  Orphans due to other causes 110,000

25 Challenges  Lack of Physicians  Lack of Facilities to Process Specimens  Not a High Priority

26 WELL BABY/CHILD CLINIC

27 Apam – Accident & Emergency Ward

28 AD

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30 Kakum Rain Forest

31 Rich Culture - AKWABA

32 Elimina Castle

33 Cape Coast Castle

34  International Healthcare Volunteers  Ihcv.org  Contact:

35 ELIMINA CASTLE

36  THANK YOU


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